The Super Eagles come into the fixture with after a 0-2 loss to Croatia, while Iceland were able to get a much needed point Lionel Messi’s Argentina in their own opener.
Iceland coach says Super Eagles under pressure to win
Defeat in the opener against Croatia has condemned the Super Eagles to win against Iceland.
Iceland take on the Super Eagles in their second group encounter with a point and a goal, while Nigeria does not have any points and are yet to register a goal.
Speaking at a pre-match interview ahead of the encounter against the Hallgrimsson stated that the Super Eagles will be going all out for a win to stand any chance of progressing to the next stage and that his side possesses key players that can
He said, “This is a must-win game for Nigeria, and that makes it a little bit psychologically different, they have to win.”
Hallgrimsson expects the game to be a closely contested encounter and also hinted that qualification from the group will not occur until the final minutes of the final games, as he expects set pieces to be another crucial factor.
He said, “This group is going to be decided in the last minutes, in the last game.
“It’s going to be down to some margins, a set piece, a goal in extra time. This is how this group is going to be played.”
The Super Eagles take on Iceland on Friday, June 22 at the Volgograd Stadium Kick off 4PM Nigerian time.